DB rankings: Teams 11-32
After scouring the depth charts and watching the offseason workouts, Scouts Inc. ranks the NFL teams with the best DBs from 1-32.
11. New England Patriots
Defensively, the Patriots utilize a lot of different personnel to create individual matchups they can exploit on the back end. Franchise corner Asante Samuel is a smart, instinctive player with very good anticipation and ball skills. However, he is unhappy about his contract status and could hold out when the season starts, which would hinder this secondary even more. Veteran Chad Scott would replace Samuel in the starting lineup. Ellis Hobbs is an undersized corner with good physical traits and toughness. SS Rodney Harrison is the leader of the secondary due to his physical style of play, but his skills are declining and he has durability concerns. FS Eugene Wilson is a versatile player who missed a lot of time last season due to injuries. First-round pick Brandon Meriweather should ease some of the concerns at the safety position.
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Scouts Inc.: Position rankings
With training camps approaching, Scouts Inc. ranks the NFL teams 1-32 at nine positions.
Monday, July 9: Quarterbacks
Tuesday, July 10: Running backs
Wednesday, July 11: Wide receivers
Thursday, July 12: Tight ends
Friday, July 13: Offensive line
Monday, July 16: Defensive line
Tuesday, July 17: Linebackers
Wednesday, July 18: Defensive backs
Thursday, July 19: Special teams